While the PlayStation 4 -- and PlayStation name in general -- is proving popular with Australian gamers, Microsoft's Xbox One is also performing strongly.
Well they would considering Sony sent very few PS4s over to Australia in 2013; however that is going to change now that the PS4 has overtaken the X1 there.
What's really interesting is to realize how close in proximity AUS is to New Zealand. I mean, we know NZ is stocked-to-the-hilt with PS4s...
I wouldn't exactly classify 2000+ km as "close"...
No it is not! I live in New Zealand and last year Sony stores were saying back logged until March! The biggest online retailer has just restored stocks today! You cannot walk into a store here a buy one. When they opened up pre orders noël lemmings had two ps4s for every Xbox. I hope you are being sarcastic cause the ps4 is a rare beast here
Why do people still care about such trivialities? People should be having fun playing their games rather than worrying about which platform is selling more units in various parts of the world, as if the height of sales dictates the levels of fun gamers can achieve on the console.
I don't particularly care for 'trivialities' myself but it does get on my nerves when articles manipulate data like this. It's Feb 13th 2014 for God's sake.
@Sovereign Highly Agreed. Lets just play our games who cares about this stuff.
No racism but in Australia there are people called BOGANS and they drink VB's, drive v8 holdens, have a suasge sizzle every 2 days, wear thongs and singlets everywhere and say "get da f**k out of our country cu**s. They would buy ALL of the call of duties, GTA and XBOX (its only bout 10% of the population). They loving spouting out things like "f**king sick c*nt or i'll fu**ing kill you, or something of that nature" I asked my friends why the prefered the xbx1 and they were like "sick cu** its more powerful" or saying "its got kineckt" And all the time im facepalming and thinking to my self WHAT THE F**K
@beastforlife Lol that was hands down the funniest Aussie impersonation I have ever read on the interwebs. And there was no racism in that what so ever. We are a nation not a race. On topic I bought the Xbox One purely because I prefer Xbox games and controller. I blame JRPGS for my hatred of the playstation brand. And that view will never change
Anybody in Australia wanting a PS4. JB HiFi in Sydney CBD now has them in stock.
Exactly You can spin any numbers into your favour, stupid article.
PS4's have been pretty much sold out since launch. We got a few shipments but just dribs and drabs and most stores (excuse me, SHOPS) are still saying sold out til March.
@Gribble @DTG I see you both are regulars from GAF lol.
Below people are going to make excuses on how PS4 will overcome this? Warning Troll alert ahead.
Sony already said it. 2013 was Xbox One's year but 2014 has started and swung back into PS4 favour.
See it's already begun. Do I really care what a corporation said? I'm not you.
Overcome this? It's only Australia, not a big market by any stretch. Besides of that the PS4 has globally a higher demand in is sold out in many places. Not sure if that is the case in Australia.
Is the xbone out globally .
@nero it's out in Australia....
I mean its not really an excuse... Its a fact... PS4 overtook X1 in AU
Btw the spending does include the console itself so the $500 vs $400 thing plays into it
Demand for ps4 far out stripped demand for xbone in Australia... Stock was the issue
As someone who lives in Australia. This is simply due to a supply issue. Demand for the ps4 is much higher than the xbone. Every shop you go to theres a waiting list for late February to March.
cant "overcome" what happend 2 months ago....lol yall so trivial. who sold most in the world? overcome that...
Mate that comment in itself is a troll comment. Because PS4 had already overcame this, coming from the same research 'NPD Group Australia also revealed that the PS4 had overtaken the Xbox One in the sales stakes, making it the most popular next-generation console as stock becomes more readily available in the country, topping off a wonderful trifecta for the company.'
I'll just leave this here... http://m.neogaf.com/showthr...
The New Zealand joke is amusing! But it's the same problem here as it is in Australia availability
Ryse, Dead Rising 3, Forza 5, Killer Instinct, Max the Cursed Brotherhood, so on and so forth...why not?
Gimped mutliplats for the entire generation and supporting a company that tried to ruin console gaming. Those are 2 very big reason there.
Sony sent our store in Australia like 10 PS4s and only sent a second shipment in February, but never the less, Xbox One is surprisingly sell well down in Australia, a lot of people have Titanfall pre-ordered for Xbox One.
Just curious as to why it would be surprising that a new product is selling well?
I meant to say, selling out, XB1's are sold out pretty much everywhere in Australia or are in very limited stock.
Yeah alot of shops in my area are low on x1s k-mart eb and jb hi fi kmart having no ps4s or x1s in stock
I'm sorry is this a good thing? I would rather spend less
I preordered a PS4 in Australia in Feb 2013 after the announcement - I can tell you all, if you didn't pre-order, you won't get a PS4 until March/April. All the retailers are STILL taking pre-orders on shipments that are yet to arrive. Need proof? The two biggest video game retailers here are JB Hi Fi and EB Games: https://ebgames.com.au/feat... http://www.jbhifi.com.au/ga... Xbox One on the other hand is now widely available - I've got no idea if this is because PS4 is more popular, or Xbox One have a better supply chain, but I can tell you, of all my friends who game, last gen, 6 of us were on PS3 while 4 were on Xbox 360, and a few had both. I don't know anybody who has Xbox One, while 4 of us now have PS4's, and 4 more have them on pre-order.
It makes sense given the XBox One in Australia was far better value than the Playstation 4. Xbox One $599 PS4 $549 Xbox One inlcuded FIFA14 (worth $80) and Kinect (worth $100). Excluding Kinect, just FIFA14 made it a better proposition. Most people who grab a PS4 and 1 game are up for $629 ($549 + $80) compared to $599 for a Xbox One console with a game for $599. Both have similiar fees for online, XBL is $79, PS+ is $69, just $10 diff. Controllers are same price on both, so really it makes sense from a cost perspective down under. Finally Australia is pretty evenly split last generation in terms of Xbox 360 and PS3 sales and I expect that to continue this generation as well.
Well said. I never get why some places a system can be worth more when another can stay the same price.
It makes more sense with the lack of stock the PS4 had in comparison. Even so, it's apparently already surpassed the XB1 in sales.
Games_R_Us ... I bought a KZSF bundle in oz... PS4 / KZSF/ Camera / Extra controller for $699. Taking into account your pricing structure, the extra controller , Plus the price for online subscription of PS+ , makes the PS4 more expensive... give or take around $30 So not a bad deal also.
Yeah and who really gives a F*#@.
i remember buying a console for my birthday(when ps1 was first out)at canberra local store,ask the sales what console should i buy,he recomended sega coz it got more games which is true at that time but who ruled later hahaha.
Nothing to do with PS4's being unavailable I suppose.
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